You’re in the middle of the battle for your life in your favorite iPhone game when that crucial move suddenly hits you tried Inadvertently activates the Control Center, leaving you completely off track. Do something about it instead of smoking: Block Control Center when in apps.
Disabling the Control Center in apps is remarkably easy. Open Settings and tap Control Center. From here just turn off the “Access within apps” switch. From now on, Control Center will never appear outside of the Home screen, Lock screen, or Notification Center, unless you turn the setting back on, of course.
If you want to use Control Center in some apps or games but not others, you can make the process a little faster with a shortcut.
In the Shortcuts app, create a shortcut that uses the Control Center URL scheme to take you directly to the “Access in apps” switch. Turn it off or on and then switch back to the game or app you were in earlier. You can access the shortcut in many different ways, but if you use it often, the easiest way is to assign a Back Tap gesture to it. That way, when you need to turn it on or off, double-tap or triple the back of your iPhone to bring up the menu.
If you have a Face ID iPhone, such as the new iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max, you can swipe down from the top right corner. still activate Notification Center, so you still have to be careful not to activate it in apps. On iPhones with the Home button, like the 2020 iPhone SE, when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, nothing happens, making this trick much more effective.
This setting has mostly remained the same since the Control Center began in iOS 7. That said, you could also previously disable Control Center from the lock screen, which would make the feature appear only on the home screen.
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